John Brown University

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School Overview

John Brown University (JBU) is a private Christian school that was founded in 1919 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. The university’s campus sits on 200 acres. In addition to its main campus in Siloam Springs, JPB has regional education centers located in Fort Smith, Little Rock, and Rogers, Arkansas.

As of the 2011-2012 school year, JBU had 2,138 students, of which 1,279 of them were undergraduates. Out of its undergraduates, 878 lived on campus. Students at JBU come from 44 countries and 41 states.

JBU’s athletic departments compete in the Sooner Athletic Conference. JBU is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The US News & World Report ranked JBU first among the regional four-year schools in 2011 for the 2012 publication (in the Southern region).

General Information

Admission Office

2000 West University Street

Siloam Springs, AR 72761-2121

(479) 524-7286

(877) 528-4636

Fax: (479) 524-4196

Contact: Don Crandall

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Main Address

2000 West University Street

Siloam Springs, AR 72761-2121

(479) 524-9500

Total undergrads: 1,709

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 310

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,674

Graduate enrollment: 308


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 74%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Construction Management B
International Business B
Leadership and management B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism A,B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Journalism A,B
Public Relations A,B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B

Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
English Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B

Engineering – General B

Engineering Technologies
vElectromechanical Technologies A

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences
Family/Community Services B

Foreign Language & Literature
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Global Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences
Political Science/Government B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations
Missionary Studies B
Religious/Sacred Music B
Theology B
Youth Ministry B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

John Brown University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (479) 524-9500
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 2000 W University St, Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,319
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 73%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,548 (67% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $27,668
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,668
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $17,890

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

John Brown University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at John Brown University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1113
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2
Education 66
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 112
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 1
Theology and Religious Vocations 4
Visual and Performing Arts 61
Grand total 134912

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at John Brown University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $27,668
Out-of-state $27,668
Books and supplies $800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,400
Out-of-state $14,400

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 316 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 315 99% $17,890
Student loan aid 174 55% $7,363

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,424 75% $17,037
Federal student loans 841 44% $6,430

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for John Brown University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled John Brown University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 1,176 388 788
Percent admitted 100% 80% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 27% 33% 24%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

John Brown University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,319
Undergraduate enrollment 1,777
Graduate enrollment 542

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

John Brown University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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